The last time I used this red glaze it bubbled and blistered. I put off glazing these two for a long time as I was dreading a repeat of the last firing. So this time I thinned the glaze a bit and applied one extra coat so that it was thinner overall but more evenly covered. I kept the firing temp the same and at 1am I went to the studio, read the instructions on the glaze bottle and lowered the temp by a cone. I opened the kiln after several hours of anticipation and was pleased the buttery, lush surface that was achieved. If I didn't know better, I'd say the glaze looks like red leather.
The top Hare goes to Eric in Virginia, the bottom one is destined for the Plinth Gallery http://plinthgallery.com/ in Denver for a solo show this October. I'm very hopeful and encouraged. Ceramics can be such a heartbreaking mistress with all the variables that can go wrong during the long process to completion.